SHFN Newsletter August 2007
You may be wondering why I have been exposing mainstream medicine and promoting natural remedies. The bottom line is that I was poisoned for nearly seven years by doctors and pharmaceutical corporations.
I first started having difficulty breathing about 14 years ago. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of going to doctors instead of treating it myself with natural healing herbs and food supplements. I was initially diagnosed with "bronchitis" but was eventually diagnosed with “asthma” and was put on steroid pills and various inhalers including Proventil (albuterol) and Serevent (salmeterol) "puffers" [technically, they are called "beta-agonist" bronchodilators]. Eventually, I became so debilitated that I could not hold down a job of any kind or even sing one song. (Before I went to doctors for my breathing problem I was a professional singer.) I had to sleep 12 hours a day and the rest of the day I had very little energy so I often spent the rest of the day lying on the living room couch. I also experienced what I would best describe as serious brain fog, which made it even more difficult to have a normal life. My primary doctor during this time said he had never seen such a serious case of “asthma” before. I was in excellent physical shape before I went to the doctors, but because I could not exercise I gained about 75 pounds during this time. Also, the side effects of the steroid pills that I was prescribed most likely contributed to the weight gain, although I only used them for a relatively short time in comparison to the inhalers. The steroid pills worsened my condition so I quit taking them.
Neither I nor my doctors knew that I was being poisoned by the inhalers themselves. As I eventually discovered, most doctors are incompetent and do not even bother to find out the potential side effects of the drugs they prescribe. I always described in detail the symptoms I was experiencing but none of the three doctors I had during that time recognized that I was simply experiencing serious side effects from the very drugs they were prescribing. All three doctors simply prescribed on a trial-and-error basis. The last doctor I went to said I needed to try Prozac (to treat the drug side effects I was experiencing). By then I had become aware of the insidious side effects of Prozac, Ritalin and other psychotropic drugs (see links at bottom of page), so I told that doctor that I’d rather die than take Prozac. He gave me a dirty look and I left his office and never returned.
Instead, I began taking liver cleansing herbs such as St. John’s Wort. [However, I later learned about Essiac tea and I found that it was even better for cleansing the liver.] I began feeling better in a very short time using St. John's Wort. However, I switched to just drinking Essiac tea on a daily basis and found my health gradually returning. The last drug that I used was Serevent, which I used for several years. Eventually, I stopped using the Serevent inhaler--cold turkey--and suddenly (within three days) the last vestiges of my “asthma” completely vanished and my "asthma" has never returned. I later discovered that one of the side effects Serevent was “difficulty breathing”! What a way to insure repeat customers!
I have since met many other people who have also experienced the phenomenon of pharmaceutical drugs creating the very symptoms of the condition that the drugs were allegedly treating. I have found that there are light years of distance between “treating” and “healing” or "curing". Modern medicine usually "treats" the symptoms and does not address the source of the problem in order to cure it. Sadly, it appears that the corporate profits of the pharmaceutical giants are more important than healing people. My personal experience is what compelled me to expose the FDA/ pharmaceutical corporation partnership by launching my health freedom web site.
Statistics reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveal that FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs kill more than 100,000 people in hospitals every year! This number does not include deaths from pharmaceuticals outside of hospitals so that figure is only a fraction of the total number of deaths. Executives in both pharmaceutical corporations and government know about the deadly side effects of drugs while at the same time the government attacks companies and imprisons individuals like Jason Vale who provide herbs and food supplements that have never killed anyone and that really do help people. Every year these corporate executives and government officials knowingly kill over 33 times more people than were killed in the collapse of the trade towers on September 11, 2001, which set the stage for the so-called “war on terrorism”. A former head of the FDA, Dr. Herbert Ley, officially stated that the FDA/pharmaceutical relationship was tantamount to a "protection racket of organized crime".
More recently Dr. David J. Graham, a man who has spent more than 20 years in the FDA in epidemiology and biostatistics, exposed FDA corruption in the Vioxx scandal. Dr. Graham’s testimony at the November 18, 2004 congressional hearing became front-page news after he identified the FDA’s handling of Vioxx as the worst public health disaster in its history, resulting in a probable 30,000-55,000 deaths. Merck Corporation withdrew Vioxx before the hearing as no official could credibly challenge his findings. When the scandal hit the mainstream media Dr. Graham identified five other suspect drugs: Accutane, Bextra, Crestor, Meridia, and Serevent, the same inhaler that I had used for years from GlaxoSmithKline. Unfortunately, I did not learn that the FDA had named Serevent among the top five most dangerous prescription drugs on the U.S. market until after I had stopped using it. More recently medical researchers from Cornell and Stanford Universities have concluded that out of the 5,000 asthma deaths per year 4,000 deaths were caused from beta-agonist inhalers such as Glaxo's Serevent and Advair and Schering/Key Pharmaceuticals' Proventil.
GlaxoSmithKline still sells Serevent (as well as Advair) and was instructed by the FDA to put a black box warning on the drug about the potential side effects, but it did not comply and has yet to add the black box warning. CLICK HERE to read what other victims of Glaxo's inhalers are saying about their products. After you read what those patients are saying about these drugs CLICK HERE to read the FDA's white wash in their Serevent "Talk Paper". Essentially, what FDA officials are saying is that 4,000 deaths per year from these inhalers are perfectly acceptable. This also begs the question: What if these 4,000 dead people had decided not to listen to their doctors and instead just stopped eating french fries, Big Macs and guzzling jumbo-size, sugar-laden sodas while watching 8 hours of TV per day and had changed their diets to natural whole foods, exercised and took liver-cleansing herbs? What percentage of those 4,000 people would be alive today? This may seem like a rhetorical question but from my experience I would guess somewhere between 90 and 100 percent.
It is important to note that the aforementioned JAMA figure of more than 100,000 deaths per year were hospital deaths and therefore does not take into account all the people who died from prescription drugs at home, at work, at play, while driving, etc. Also, for obvious reasons, doctors do not want to admit that they kill people with drugs and sometimes the cause of death can simply be misdiagnosed. For example, if someone dies during chemotherapy who would know whether the death was caused by cancer or the chemotherapy itself? After all, chemotherapy kills healthy cells along with cancerous cells. And if they knew it was chemotherapy that killed the patient would they admit it given the potential for multi-million dollar law suits and loss of their careers? Ironically, the actions of today's mainstream medical doctors violates not only the classical version of the Hippocratic Oath but the modern oath as well. This is not to say, of course, that doctors do not often help people for they do. The problem is that the system which controls and educates doctors is failing to heal people because of the influence of the people who own and control the pharmaceutical industry. Who these people are will be the subject of a future newsletter.
The figure of 100,000 deaths also does not take into account the millions of people who are not killed outright but are seriously injured or totally debilitated by these drugs every year. A group of doctors thoroughly analyzed statistics from government officials and medical researchers and published their findings in a report entitled Death by Medicine. They found that:
"Each year approximately 2.2 million US hospital patients experience adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to prescribed medications. In 1995, Dr. Richard Besser of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated the number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections to be 20 million; in 2003, Dr. Besser spoke in terms of tens of millions of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually. Approximately 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually in the US, while approximately 8.9 million Americans are hospitalized unnecessarily."
The report further revealed that:
"The estimated total number of iatrogenic deaths—that is, deaths induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures—in the US annually is 783,936. It is evident that the American medical system is itself the leading cause of death and injury in the US. By comparison, approximately 699,697 Americans died of heart disease in 2001, while 553,251 died of cancer." "Drugs comprise the major treatment modality of scientific medicine." [Quotes are from Death by Medicine by Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD, Dorothy Smith PhD]
However, most people do not report being injured by prescription drugs because—like me—they just don’t realize what is happening to them. I never reported the debilitating side effects I experienced with Serevent and other prescription inhalers and pills to the FDA or any other governmental agency. Therefore, it is possible that the actual numbers are more than ten times the reported statistics as some researchers postulate. In other words, while the death rate from FDA-approved synthetic drugs may very well be over 1,000,000 people every year in the United States, U$ government officials and Big Pharma henchmen are attacking healing herbs and "dietary supplements" in spite of the fact that the death rate from the use of natural herbs is virtually 0 in comparison. Of course, I'm sure this has nothing to do with the fact that herbs are relatively inexpensive and people do not need a high-priced medical doctor to prescribe them. Their fraudulent house of cards is tumbling down because people are waking up from the pharmaceutical nightmare and walking the natural path to good health with sensible nutrition, healing herbs and exercise.
However, our health freedoms are under attack more than ever now as the government is positioning to force the pharmaceutical nightmare upon us. Please let your elected representatives know that you will not tolerate the continued usurpation of your natural health freedom rights. One thing is for sure—if we do not assert our rights we will lose them. Our future and the future of our children and grandchildren will be determined by what we do (or don’t do) now.
By the way, I have now lost a lot of weight and I am doing well now thanks to herbs, food supplements and exercise (Vitamin X). Don’t forget about Vitamin X, folks. X-ercise regularly. It’s free and the FDA and pharmaceutical corporations can’t corner the market on it.
Dr. Gene Wanker says: "Hey folks, how would you like to earn some extra money as a guinea pig for a pharmaceutical company?" (Before you sign up you might want to READ THIS.)
For more information about the insidious side effects of mind-altering drugs such as Prozac & Ritalin please watch the documentary video by Gary Null entitled The Drugging of Our Children. Everyone really needs to see this video and you can preview it free of charge on Google Video. Here’s the link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3609599239524875493&q=drugging+of+our+children&total=49&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0
You can obtain a high-quality DVD from Gary Null’s web site by clicking on the following link: http://www.gnhealthyliving.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=513
Gary Null’s web site is http://www.gnhealth.com.
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